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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:51 AM

Tucker Carlson's and Brit Hume's faulty theories about coronavirus deaths being exaggerated

Source: Washington Post

Tucker Carlsonís and Brit Humeís faulty theories about coronavirus deaths being exaggerated

By Aaron Blake
April 8, 2020 at 11:02 a.m. EDT

From the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak, President Trumpís allies in the media have been focused on downplaying the threat. At first they suggested it was being weaponized against Trump. Then they acknowledged the threat but argued the economic consequences of shutting down the country might be worse.

And now, as the death toll climbs, some of them are launching into a new argument: that deaths caused by the coronavirus might be inflated.

The evidence and logic they offer, though, is faulty. And there are plenty of reasons to believe the coronavirus death toll is actually being significantly undercounted right now.

Tucker Carlsonís Fox News show on Tuesday night offered a sign of things to come when it comes to this argument. Both the host and his guest, former Fox News host Brit Hume, argued that the death toll may be exaggerated because people who are dying of other causes are being classified as coronavirus deaths.

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The most recent CDC data on this show the number of pneumonia deaths is indeed lower in recent weeks than it has been in previous years. The numbers have been between 3,200 and 3,500 per week since the coronavirus arrived in the United States in January. (The most recent week shows 2,930, but with 84 percent of expected deaths reported, meaning that number should rise.) Generally in this period, the numbers are between 3,500 and 4,500.

But if you look closely, youíll notice that the data are old. The last week for which we have any data is the week ending March 21. And why is that March 21 date important? By that point, the United States had logged just 385 deaths from the coronavirus. So thereís no way that ďthousandsĒ of pneumonia deaths were being wrongly classified as deaths from the coronavirus, because there werenít even 1,000 coronavirus deaths logged.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/08/tucker-carlsons-brit-humes-faulty-theories-about-coronavirus-deaths-being-exaggerated/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:54 AM

1. fake news so called journalist don't give a shit about . . .

people's death. Fuck them.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:50 PM

2. Hume uses a Birx quote that's exactly opposite of his point.

The thing Iím seeing on Facebook is that we arenít hearing about the people who survived.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:52 PM

3. Then it's being weaponized against the leaders of all the nations.

The others just have thicker skins than the 300 lb. Jack O' Lantern.

Not being an animal assassin (hunter), I wonder what a fox call would sound like.

You just go into the woods and start whining?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 11:50 AM

4. propaganda network again

A consistent theme for these propagandists to defend all
failures and crimes while championing the latest script
of excuses. Credit where due, they have this misinformation choreographed
like a Broadway production.

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